Australia’s biggest multi-disciplinary cycling event rolls into town with its biggest program to date, bringing a bumper line-up of rides, races, events, expos and entertainment to Brisbane from 24 March – 12 April 2021.
Brisbane Cycling Festival is the hottest thing on two wheels, delivering an action-packed program of events over 20 days for professional and amateur riders of all ages and abilities.
Brisbane cements itself as the home of track cycling when it hosts the AusCycling Track National Championships for Elite, Masters and Juniors at the Anna Meares Velodrome, Chandler from 24 March – 10 April.
Spectators from across the country will visit Brisbane to witness some of the nation’s best riders in action in Australia’s biggest domestic track event.
Off the track, the National Road Series returns as part of Tour de Brisbane, partnered with Splatt Lawyers on Sunday 11 April with a fast and technical course spanning tough reverse climbs up Mt Coot-tha to long stretches over city streets.
Riders of all abilities can experience the city like never before as the ultimate Sunday ride navigates 110km of fully closed city roads across a variety of course distances.
Tour de Brisbane, partnered with Splatt Lawyers, aims to raise $200,000 for The Common Good charity in support of heart and lung transplant research at Prince Charles Hospital.
The inaugural Spokes ‘n’ Jokes afternoon of tall tales and big laughs officially launches the Festival with the cream of Australia’s cycling, comedy and musical talent at Welcome to Bowen Hills on Friday 26 March.
Brisbane Cycling Festival partners with Tour de Office to present the 2021 Corporate Ride Week from 6 – 9 April 2021.
The workplace cycle event issues a friendly challenge to colleagues and companies to clock up the most kilometres on a stationary bike while raising the most money for charity.
The citywide celebration of cycling comes together at Brisbane Showgrounds with a free pop-up Festival Villagewelcoming riders and spectators alike from 9 – 11 April.
The Festival Village is home to a free Active Lifestyle Expo showcasing the latest and greatest cycling technology, products and trends; learn-to-ride camps; come-and-try sessions; e-bike demonstrations; food trucks; Kingdom of Beers craft beer festival; and live entertainment.
Stars from the Nitro World Games will perform two, free 30-minute shows daily at the Festival Village, followed by meet-and-greet sessions.
Other events, ranging from BMX coaching to bicycle maintenance workshops to a Celebrity Bike Polo Tournament, take place across Brisbane during the 20-day Festival.
AusCycling Queensland – General Manager Sean Muir said he was thrilled to see Brisbane Cycling Festival roll into town for a second big year after COVID-19 derailed the 2020 event.
Mr Muir said:
“Brisbane Cycling Festival is back bigger than ever in 2021 with a huge program that makes this Australia’s largest multi-disciplinary cycling event.”
“Whether you’re planning a leisurely pedal with your family or going for a podium finish, the Festival has a ride or race for you.
“Jump on your bike because Brisbane Cycling Festival is one ride you don’t want to miss!”
Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said Brisbane Cycling Festival’s line-up of major events and fun activities would entice people to watch, play and stay in Brisbane over the Easter holiday period.
Cr Schrinner said:
“This year’s Brisbane Cycling Festival is gearing up to be an action-packed three weeks of cycling activities, displays and events and we are looking forward to welcoming riders and fans alike to our vibrant, cycle-friendly city.”
“The Festival cements Brisbane’s reputation as a world-class events and cycling destination and I encourage anyone rolling into Brisbane to explore our city and make the most of everything Brisbane has to offer.
“Events like this help peddle our economy too, filling hotel rooms and boosting our local hospitality, retail and service industries.”
The Brisbane Cycling Festival is supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland, and the Brisbane City Council through Brisbane Economic Development Agency, and features on the It’s Live! In Queensland events calendar.
View the full program, subscribe for updates and buy tickets at brisbanecyclingfestival.com